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We adopted Bailey on February 4th, 2020. I have three kids, Emma who is 12, Ava who is 7, and Dante who is 3. We wanted to get a dog for a while now, but never really committed until I promised my oldest that we would get a dog by April. We wanted to get a pitbull, lab mix, but wanted to wait until it was warm enough for training. So we put in papers to all of our local animal shelters.

On February 4th Northeast Animal Shelter contacted me, saying that they had two puppies that matched what we were looking for. I went to see them and immediately fell in love. I took pictures, sending them to my husband and daughter. I then left the shelter to get my youngest from school and came back. Around 5 minutes after I sent the picture my oldest called me saying “GET HER GET HER”.

My husband came with my two daughters after they got out of school and we knew she was the one when all three kids were playing with her. We adopted her and got supplies on the way home. Ava wanted to get Bailey and her sister, but the volunteers explained that one puppy was going to be enough work. Now it has been two weeks and she is the perfect addition to our family.

Bailey (formally known as Corinne) is fitting in nicely with our household. She loves roughhousing with our toddler, Dante. They both have unlimited energy so they wear each other out. The first night she did cry quite a bit in her cage but now she is comfortable with it and doesn’t make a peep. Bailey does love snuggling with us on the couch, and my husband had to throw that rule out the window.

Last weekend we brought her over to my mother-in-law’s house where my sister in law had a dog. Because her dog is two and Bailey is still a puppy it did take a bit for them to get along, but by the end of the day they were playing outside like they had known each other for years.

Also, we are potty training Dante and Bailey is still learning as well, so it does get a bit messy at times. The other day we found pee on the ground, I asked Dante if he had an accident, seeing how his pants were wet. Instead, he pointed to Bailey, saying “Dog”. It got us a good laugh and they have been getting along perfectly.

The staff at NEAS was so kind and understanding when we wanted to see her, and were very helpful when it came to facts about having a puppy. My oldest daughter is planning on becoming a veterinarian and is excited to be able to volunteer at Northeast Animal Shelter once she is old enough. 

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I had been thinking about a dog since our family dog had passed. Looking at the rescues daily, I was waiting for one to really grab hold of me, and then I saw little “Billy” from Texas.

I went one Saturday morning to see him and instantly we had a connection. The smallest of his litter but certainly made up for it in energy and love; he was the one.

Now known as Dexter, he has taken to our new life together remarkably well. Everyone who meets him cannot believe how handsome and sweet this little man is. He is full of even more puppy energy and equal parts love, and is really taking to his new home and routine.

Dexter is quite the athlete – super fast and has a future in the Doggy Olympic high jump. He loves to play fetch and run around the house, chase leaves outside, curl up to nap anywhere he can find a spot on you, and is doing well potty training and learning commands. He has already solidified his place in our family and our hearts, forever.

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Ethel is now named Emily and she is doing very well and settled in very quickly. It’s like she has been here forever.

She’s very affectionate and cuddly. She has had her first vet appointment and all went well. She has a good appetite.

She has used her litter box since the first night. She is easy going and very sweet. We love having her in our family!

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I got my dog from Northeast Animal Shelter roughly 3 years ago and Max is everything that we expected and wanted from a dog.

When I first got Max he always wanted to go outside and go to the dog parks around where I live and loves to play with other dogs.

Max also likes to go on trips in the car. Another great thing about Max is that he loves to cuddle with you when it is time to go to bed and is not afraid to jump up on the bed and lay down and sleep right next to you.

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We adopted Jake in August 2019. He has been a joy to have in our lives!

Jake is the sweetest little boy and a gift to our family.

Please adopt…because when you save an animals’ life, you will be rewarded with love, devotion and companionship.

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Northeast Animal Shelter and Wellbridge Athletic Club are excited to partner up for puppy yoga! Join us this Saturday at Northeast Animal Shelter at 9 am to get your workout on, and hangout with adoptable puppies looking for forever homes!

Individual tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit Northeast Animal Shelter. Purchase tickets here:

PS- don’t forget to bring your yoga mat!

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I adopted Rex on December 23rd, and he is doing GREAT! He loves to play outside and make short walks on the trail near our house.

He is really curious and energetic, but also loves to take naps with me or my husband. This guy is the sweetest boy ever met. if I don’t pet him when I wake up he starts to trilling, and I think it’s really cute!

He follows me in every step I take in the house, and likes to stay tucked on me when I’m watching tv or doing anything on the couch.

Adopting him was one of the best decisions I have made in my life, he is my best friend. I can’t thank you enough Northeast Animal Shelter for sending me my little fur angel!

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We got Max back in September. He was shy at first but he came out of his shell and now he’s a super goofy 8 month old pup! He has made our home so happy and full of life again.

I get excited coming home from work knowing he’s going to be at the door waiting for me. He’s an incredible little guy! He listens extremely well, he has learned many commands and is such a little love bug.

Max’s favorite thing to do is to give you tons of kisses. He loves the snow and has a blast in it. He was the missing piece to our family.

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Ryleigh (formally known as DJ) joined our family on January 21st, 2020. She is the most lovable, energetic and happy puppy!
She loves to play with her squeaky toys, play catch with her tennis balls and go walks!

Ryleigh loves to meet new people and new dogs on her walks around our apartment complex! She loves snuggling every night with her Dad and sleeping right at his head.

Ryleigh has brought laughter and happiness into our home and we cannot wait to watch her continue to grow!

Thank you NEAS and Celia for making our love story possible!

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Scooby has been a wonderful addition to our family! He loves to go on walks in the Town Forest, loves to eat, and loves to play with our two boys. He fit right in from day one, and even sleeps with our kids each night.

Scooby joins his big nine year old canine sister, and has brought her new life. They have serious play sessions each morning!

We feel very lucky to have Scooby in our family. Thank you NEAS!